Newsletter for Monday, July 13
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Summer fun at Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, via their very own account on Instagram.
WHAT KIND OF MAYOR WOULD JIM KENNEY BE?
Yes, there’s still an election in November, when Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney will face Republican Melissa Murray Bailey. But when D has seven times as many registered voters as R, it’s tough to say Kenney won’t be the next mayor. So Philly Mag‘s Patrick Kerkstra sat down with the guy who’s probably getting the job, and (basically) asked him what a Kenney administration wanted to see in the city. His answer, in part: “I want it to be more than a cracked bell and a cheesesteak. I want at the end of these four or eight years, I want Philadelphia to be known for — I don’t know what that is yet.”
WEEKEND VIDEO WINCE: INDEGO JOYRIDE ON THE EXPRESSWAY
How was your weekend? Did you maybe take a bike ride? Did you maybe use Indego, the city’s new bike-sharing service? No problems so far! All those things are good. Unless you’re one of these two people, caught on video riding Indego bikes on I-676. In that case, things are not good. You should never do that again.
TO DO: TELL YOUR STORY, MAYBE WIN $100
WHAT: First Person Arts’ StorySlam, an open mic competition
WHERE: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
WHEN: Doors open at 7:30 PM, event starts at 8:30 PM
HOW MUCH: $10
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SUDDENLY FEM, THE PHILLY BUSINESS DOMINATING ITS KIND OF FASHION
Every fashion designer is in some sense an engineer. But Tyler DeSouza sees himself as an engineer first. He engineers femininity in nylon and silk for people who want the curves. DeSouza’s form of engineering is more like a re-engineering of traditional women’s formal wear. The bracelets need to be made to fit the larger wrists of a male (or assigned male at birth) customer. He runs what he says is the largest catalogue of high-end clothing line of its kind in the country and possibly the world: Suddenly Fem.
LET’S TALK WINTER: WHY WE MIGHT HAVE A WARM(ER) ONE
It’s tough to think about on a beautiful summer day, but remember how freezing we were last winter? Well, don’t worry: Philadelphia could see a warmer-than-average winter this year, thanks to an El Niño that’s forming in the Pacific. What’s that? Oh. It’s a complicated system that involves trade winds and the temperature of the Pacific Ocean. Here’s what meteorologists told us about the chances of one happening this year.